Thursday, April 24, 2014
Strawberry Shortcake No-Bake Treat Bars
A quick and easy treat on the line of Rice Krispie treats. But instead, you use vanilla-flavored Chex cereal and freeze-dried strawberries (not frozen). I had never used freeze-dried strawberries, but they lend a wonderful tartness to counter the sweetness of the marshmellow. I found these at my local natural-food store (Earth Fare here, or someplace like a Whole Foods or maybe Trader Joe's).
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE N0-BAKE TREAT BARS (makes a 9 x 13 dish)
4 Tbsp butter
10 oz bag mini marshmellows
1 (13.5 OZ0 box Vanilla Chex
1 to 1.5 oz bag freeze-dried strawberries
Spray a 9x13" baking dish with nonstick spray then set aside.
Add butter to a very large microwave-safe bowl then microwave for 30 seconds or until melted. Add marshmellows then stir to coat and microwave for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Stir until marshmellows are smooth then immediately add Chex and freeze-dried strawberries. Mix until evenly coated then scoop into prepared baking dish and press into an even layer (use the bottom of a large measuring dish with nonstick spray then use it to press). Let cool completely before cutting into bars.